Annual St. Macrina Conference to be Held Online

BURBANK, IL [DOM Communications] – The 7th Annual Summer Conference of the St. Macrina Orthodox Institute will the held online Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. The two-day conference is titled, “Healing of the Nations: Body, Soul, Society” which will include an array of speakers and provide an opportunity to personally speak with Archbishop Paul of Chicago.

7th St. Macrina Summer Conference

St. Macrina Orthodox Institute, Diocese of the Midwest, OCA

ONLINE, through Zoom, because of the pandemic

“Healing of the Nations:” Body, Soul, Society.

Friday August 7th

7-8pm Friday – Introduction, Dr. Rebecca Luft & Fr. Elijah Mueller, Dialogue on the Biblical Images for Identity, Fall, Restoration and Healing of the Communal Body.

Saturday August 8th

9am Saturday – Fr. Paul Abernathy, on Church, Society and Race

10am – Dr. Blase Polite, on Religious Attitudes and Medicine

11am – Diaconal (livestreamed) and Catechetical Practica (Chicago Deanery Protodeacons & Anna Strelka)

Lunch Break

1pm – Dr. Cristina Bucur, “Facilitating healing: where counseling meets Orthodox spirituality.”

2pm – Deacon Mark Roosien, “Rediscovering Collective Repentance: Liturgical Response to Crisis Yesterday and Today”

3pm – Diaconal & Catechetical Practica (Chicago Deanery Protodeacons & Anna Strelka)

4pm – Prayer and Close

Meetings with Archbishop Paul
Arranged to discuss vocation, potential petitions for ordination, etc. Contact Fr. Elijah to schedule.

Suggested donation $50, more is welcome.

—send email to Fr. Elijah Mueller,, send donation to

OCA Midwest Diocesan Center
5037 W. 83rd St
Burbank, IL 60459

Memo: 7th Annual St. Macrina Conference.

Contact: St. Macrina Institute, Diocese of the Midwest. Fr. Elijah Mueller, Director: 312-714-9775,

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